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Hyundai Sonata scores more equipment for MY17 upgrade

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Hyundai has packed the stylish Sonata sedan with more standard equipment for its MY17 update.

New to the range are wheel-mounted paddle shifters and premium tyres on all three variants.

Additionally, mid-level Sonata Elite gains rain-sensing wipers, heated front seats, front parking assist system and an electronic parking brake with auto-hold function.

Previously available only as standard equipment on Sonata’s Premium flagship, Hyundai’s expansive twin-panel panoramic glass sunroof becomes optional on Sonata Elite.

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Sonata Premium acquires a comprehensive suite of advanced safety features including Blind Spot Detection, Lane Departure Warning System, Lane Change Assist, Rear Cross Traffic Alert and advanced Smart Cruise Control

Sonata Active and Elite’s standard 17-inch alloy wheels now come fitted with 215/55R17 Continental Conti Premium Contact 5 tyres, while Sonata Premium’s 18-inch alloys now come shod with 235/45R18 Michelin Pilot 3 tyres, which are said to improve grip level, ride comfort and quietness.

There is also a range of new exterior colours, including the metallic/mica Shade Bronze.

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Inside, beige leather interior trim is now offered as an option on the Sonata Elite and Premium variants featuring White Cream, Midnight Black or Shade Bronze exterior paint.

Key Specifications:

Sonata Active

MY17 Upgrade Features:

  • Steering wheel-mounted paddle shifters
  • 17-alloy wheels with 215/55R17 Continental Conti Premium Contact 5 tyres

Existing Features:

  • 2.4 GDi engine (138kW @ 6,000rpm and 241Nm @ 4,000rpm)
  • 6 airbags (driver and front passenger, driver and front passenger side (thorax), full length curtains
  • Electronic Stability Control (ESC) including: Traction Control System (TCS), Anti-lock Braking System (ABS), Electronic Brake-force Distribution (EBD), Brake Assist System (BAS), Vehicle Stability Management (VSM) and Hill-start Assist Control (HAC)
  • Automatic dusk-sensing headlights
  • Emergency Stop Signal (ESS)
  • LED Daytime Running Lights (DRL)
  • Rear-view camera
  • Rear parking assist system (4 sensors)
  • Keyless entry with burglar alarm
  • 5-inch touchscreen audio system with CD player, MP3 capability, 6 speakers and media ripping/storage capability
  • AUX/USB audio input with digital iPod compatibility
  • Bluetooth connectivity (hands-free phone and audio streaming)
  • Steering wheel-mounted audio and phone controls
  • Cruise control with steering wheel-mounted controls
  • Front and rear power windows with
  • Height-adjustable driver and front passenger seats
  • One-touch up/down driver’s power window
  • Tilt and telescopic steering column
  • Trip computer
  • Premium steering wheel, gear knob and door centre trim
  • LED side repeater integrated into side mirrors
  • LED front positioning lamps
  • 60:40 split folding rear seats
  • Manual air-conditioning with rear centre console cooling ducts

Sonata Elite

MY17 Upgrade Features:

  • Steering wheel-mounted paddle shifters
  • 17-alloy wheels with 215/55R17 Continental Conti Premium Contact 5 tyres
  • Rain-sensing wipers
  • Heated front seats
  • Front park assist
  • Electronic Parking-Brake (EPB) with Auto Hold function
  • Panoramic glass sunroof (optional)

Existing Features (above Active):

  • 2.0 Turbo GDi engine (180kW @ 6,000rpm and 320Nm @ 1,400-4,000rpm)
  • Electric folding external mirrors
  • Electrically adjusted driver’s seat (12-way incl. lumbar)
  • 8-inch touchscreen satellite navigation with 3 yrs. HERE MapCareTM
  • Proximity smart key with pushbutton start
  • Smart boot lid (hands-free boot opening)
  • Leather-appointed seats
  • Alloy-look interior doorhandles and chrome exterior doorhandles
  • Carbon fibre-effect dashboard/door inserts
  • Stainless steel door scuff plates
  • LED tail-lights with bulb turn signal and reverse lights
  • Dual-zone climate-control air-conditioning

Sonata Premium

MY17 Upgrade Features:

  • 18-inch alloy wheels with Michelin 235/45R18 tyres
  • Blind Spot Detection
  • Lane Departure Warning System
  • Lane Change Assist
  • Rear Cross Traffic Alert (RCTA)
  • Smart (radar) Cruise Control

Existing Features (above Elite):

  • High Intensity Discharge (HID) Bi-Xenon headlights with washer system, auto-levelling, and static bending lights
  • Automatic windscreen defog function
  • Electro-chromatic auto-dimming interior mirror (ECM)
  • Electrically adjusted front passenger’s seat (8-way)
  • Heated external mirrors
  • Air-ventilated front seats
  • Integrated Memory System (IMS) on driver’s seat and external mirrors
  • One-touch window up/down function on front windows
  • Panoramic glass sunroof
  • Rear door curtains (manual type)
  • 4.2-inch TFT LCD colour display in Supervision cluster

Pricing (Excluding on-road costs)

Engine Transmission Active Elite Premium
2.4L GDi Petrol 6 Speed Automatic $30,590
2.0L Turbo GDi Petrol 6 Speed Automatic $38,350 $45,490

Option Pricing:
Metallic / Mica paint: $495
Beige Interior Trim (Elite & Premium): $295
Panoramic Glass Sunroof (Elite only): $2,000

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